The Michigan Annual Conference of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA was a regional group within the United Brethren denomination. As of 2005 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA began a major reorganization to better position itself for ministry in the 21st century. One of the key elements involved "destructuring". Under our new, "flatter", simplified structure there is one National Conference, and a network of "clusters" designed to equip local pastors and their churches. The highly structured annual conferences and their more business focused culture are being phased out. Michigan Conference is phasing out as well. July 16, 2006 was our last annual conference meeting. At that time final business items were attended to, a time of worship and celebration was held. and we voted to dissolve as an organization effective October 16, 2006.

However, several auxiliary ministries will continue, as will a new group designed to help facilitate joint ministries and connectionalism. The new group has the similar name of Michigan Churches of the United Brethren in Christ. Any UB congregation located within the state of Michigan is invited to be a part of this new group. The shape of joint ministries are still being envisioned, but include our retirement development and retreat & camping center in Carson City, and the Lane-Dulcenia Home, which is a fund that offers loans to churches, manages investments, and provides supplemental retirement gifts to pastors with the proceeds.

Lee Rhoades is currenty the president of the Michigan Churches of the United Brethren in Christ. You can contact him through his church website @ Countryside Church

MichiganUB.com was originally a service of the Board of Church Services, a ministry of Michigan Conference of Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

MichiganUB can provide advice on creating and hosting your own website, and offers hosting services to your ministry as well.

On October 16th the Michigan United Brethren Annual Conference will dissolve, and consequently its ministry arm known as the Board of Church Services is also finalizing its disbanding. However, we are working to allow our web services for local congregations and ministry groups to continue in another form. Please contact Mike Dennis for more information.

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